Danny Glover in 'Saw'
Danny Glover (1946 - )
Tall Tales and Legends: John Henry (1985) [John Henry]: Presumably dies of exhaustion after pounding a tunnel through a mountain. (I haven't seen this, but I'm familiar with the legend.)

Witness (1985) [Det. Lt. James McFee]: Shot in the chest in a shoot-out with Harrison Ford. (Thanks to Michael)

Lonesome Dove (1989) [Joshua Deets]: Stabbed in the chest with a spear as he tries to return a Native American child to the child's family. (Thanks to Michael)

A Rage in Harlem (1991) [Easy Money]: Shot in a shoot-out with Gregory Hines; he dies shortly afterwards. (Thanks to Michael)

Switchback (1997) [Bob Goodall]: Impaled on a tree branch after he falls from a train during a struggle with Dennis Quaid. (Thanks to Michael and ND)

Antz (1998; animated) [Barbatus]: Providing the voice of an ant, he is decapitated during a battle with the termites; his severed head talks to Z (voiced by Woody Allen) before dying. (Thanks to Neil)

Saw (2004) [Detective David Tapp]: Shot in the chest when his gun goes off during a struggle with Michael Emerson. (The subsequent videogame Saw revealed that the character survived, and he is the main character of the game; later films in the series have established the character's death as canon.) (Thanks to Laura, Michael, Jamie, Dylan, and Tony)

Shooter (2007) [Colonel Isaac Johnson]: Shot in the chest by Mark Wahlberg, who makes it look like suicide. (Thanks to ND)

Night Train (2009) [Miles]: Frozen to death in the snow beside the railroad tracks (on top of having been shot by Leelee Sobieski), after he attempts (and fails) to destroy the cursed box by placing it on the tracks. His body is shown afterwards covered by snow. (Thanks to ND)

2012 (2009) [President Thomas Wilson]: Drowned when a tsunami engulfs the White House while he's standing outside it. (Thanks to Tommy and Arben)
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